New research suggests that Alzheimer's disease claims six times the lives previously thought and ranks just below heart disease and cancer as a top cause of death in the United States.
The U.S. invests only $550 million in Alzheimer's research each year, as compared to $5.7 billion for cancer research, $8.3 billion and rising for nuclear weapons, and approximately $1 trillion total for militarism.
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While numerous experts believe U.S. counter-terrorism actually increases terrorism, it is in any case aimed at countering a cause of death that doesn't make anyone's list of the top 100.
A rational national defense policy would invest less in shooting missiles into homes in Yemen and more into researching Alzheimer's (as well as cancer and heart disease) -- to find both possible cures and possible causes of the illness.
"If our government put the money it now puts into military adventures and bases around the world, snooping on American citizens, and trying to overthrow elected governments, instead into Alzheimer's research, the world would benefit from our taxes instead of suffer from their misuse," said Rabbi Michael Lerner.
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